What Info Can Uncle Sam Dig Up About You?

As we know from endless movies and TV shows, it's technically possible to wiretap a telephone call and eavesdrop on a conversation, but Calabrese said telephone calls are protected by the Fourth Amendment and law enforcement officials have to meet a high standard to obtain a warrant.

"To wiretap a phone -- any phone -- requires a super warrant," he said.

Officials don't just need to prove probable cause, they need to show that they've tried getting information through other means and overcome other hurdles, he said.

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